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2007 Golf Classic at Silver Lake Country Club breaks all records

Proceeds to go to student scholarships

Chicago (Aug. 9, 2007) – Saint Xavier University’s 11th annual Golf Classic at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park broke all records Tuesday, drawing more than 170 golfers and raising more than $100,000. Proceeds from the SXU Golf Classic provide scholarship support for students at Saint Xavier. Last year’s event raised more than $75,000.

Dan Hampton, a member of one of the most fearsome defenses in NFL history and a favorite former Chicago Bear, participated in the outing, posing for pictures and golfing with guests. 

“We had a truly remarkable event this year,” said Steven Murphy, vice president for advancement at Saint Xavier. “We are grateful to the many donors, staff, alumni and friends of the University who made this possible.” 

A variety of exceptional raffle prizes were awarded, and a live auction raised an additional $5,000. Henry Bros. Co. was the presenting sponsor of the golf outing. Other major sponsors included Tuitman Enterprises, Inc.; Kinsella Landscape, Inc.; Linear Electric, Inc.; Ozinga Brothers, Inc.; Edge Teleservices; GT Mechanical; Pearson Professional Growth; Bear Cartage and Intermodal; and American Airlines.

The 2007 Golf Classic Committee was chaired by William H. Callaghan, Jr., and George W. Ferrell. Honorary co-chairs were Thomas J. Nessinger, a former SXU board chairman and a life trustee; and current Trustee Kenneth A. Skopec. The Golf Classic Committee included SXU trustees, friends of the University, and alumni, including Brian Badke ’03; Thomas E. Chomicz (Board Chair); Daniel K. Curley (Trustee); Jose L. Garcia ’91; the Honorable Rosemary Grant-Higgins ’75; William Keyser (Trustee); Mary Clare Loftus ’65; Laura Shallow ’78, ’86, ’03; Nick Urso ’99; and Thomas F. Wogan ’83.


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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